As luck would have it, I have a new photo to hang on my wall, a new face to add to my heart, and a 3x great-grandmother to introduce to Goodnight.
This is one of my great-grandmothers. She is my paternal grandmother’s mother. I’ve known her name for a long time and I’ve visited her grave several times – most recently last weekend when GN were on our long outing. But I never saw a photograph of her until this week.
I love her name. It has a beautiful ring to it, but I would never address her by it. I also doubt that I would have called her Gr8, like GN calls my mother. We were raised to be quite formal, and my father’s side of the family was even more so than my mother’s.
I am thrilled to have the above photo. I found a frame for it last evening and will be able to hang the photo later today. Most importantly, I want GN to know how lucky she has been to have spent so much time with one of her great-grandmothers.